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Archived copy as title Commons category link is on Wikidata. Also known as a spike piledriver, stuff piledriver or a belly-to-back piledriver, from a position in which the opponent is bent forward against the wrestler’s midsection, the wrestler grabs around their opponent’s midsection and lifts so that the opponent is held upside down facing in the same direction as the wrestler, the wrestler then jumps in the air and drops to a sitting position. It is often also used by his kayfabe brother Kane. There is also a seated version of this move. Archived from the original on 28 December Archived from the original PDF on By , Austin’s doctors told him that he risked permanent disability if he did not retire, and he finally did so in April

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Often referred to as a Tombstone Piledriver.

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All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from June CS1 maint: Although popularised by Undertaker and Kane, the move was invented by Dynamite Kid.

The impact jammed Austin’s neck and left him temporarily paralyzed. Professional wrestling moves Banned sports tactics. The wrestler bends forward or crouches in front of their opponent, grabs hold of the opponent around the legs and stands up, lifting the opponent upside down facing the wrestler’s back.

Piledriver (professional wrestling)

Similar to a wheelbarrow facebuster but instead of dropping their opponent face first, they drop their opponent so that the opponent lands on their upper back and neck between the legs of the wrestler, facing towards them usually resulting in a pin. A variation of the piledriver where instead of dropping to a sitting position as in the basic piledriverthe wrestler drops to a pilerriver position.


From here tombstonne attacking wrestler brings the opponent down into the belly-to-belly position before then sitting down for a reverse piledriver with the opponent’s head impacting the mat between the legs of the attacking wrestler. The wrestler then drops to a seated position, driving the head and upper back of the opponent into the ground. The act of performing a piledriver is called “piledriving.

Retrieved 16 March It was most famously used by Gregory Helms who called the move the Vertebreaker. Any double-team move in which one wrestler help another to perform a piledriver on an opponent by pushing down on the opponent’s foot for more impact. Super Dragon used this move throughout his career, calling it the Psycho Driver.

Piledriver (professional wrestling) – Wikipedia

The move was popularized by Hwho called it H Thunder. As Austin had feared, Hart botched the move and dropped Austin on top of his head. The wrestler then drops down to their knees, driving the opponent down to the mat neck and shoulder first. Professional Wrestling Hall piledrifer Fame and Museum.

A double underhook variation exists in which the tpmbstone of a bent over opponent are placed in a butterfly prior to performing the flip. This move was used as a finisher by Tony Nese. He continued and finished the match, but stayed away from the ring for two months to recover from the injury.

The physical demands of Austin’s standing as one of the top stars in the WWF did not allow much downtime for him to rest and take care of the injury and as his career progressed, the damage got worse. A wrestler faces an opponent dluble grabs the opponent’s waist and turns them upside-down, holding them belly-to-belly against their torso.

The wrestler then jumps up and falls down to a sitting position, driving the opponent down to the mat neck and shoulder first. Due to this, the move is banned in the WWE with the exception of Kane and The Undertaker due to their experience and size. A piledriver is a professional wrestling driver move in which the wrestler grabs his opponent, turns him upside-down, and drops into a sitting or kneeling position, driving the opponent head-first into the mat.


In a match between Owen Hart and Stone Cold Steve AustinHart was to perform a seated reverse piledriver on Austin, who later said that he was not sure if the move was a good idea to perform as he was unsure if his head could properly be protected.

Retrieved 28 December Archived from the original PDF on Famously, this move was popularized by The Undertaker as his “Deadman” finisher, and its name is related to his gimmick.

The wrestler then stands up, lifting the opponent until they are upside down, and drops tombsyone a sitting position with the opponent’s head between their thighs. It is also considered an automatic disqualification in professional wrestling matches held in Tennesseeas the move is banned in that state.

The piledriver is generally considered a dangerous maneuver in wrestling because of the potential impact on the head and compression of the neck. Also known as a stump piledriver, this is a variation of piledriver where, instead of wrapping their arms around the opponent’s waist, a wrestler grabs onto the back of the waistband of an opponent’s tights to lift them upside down before dropping into a sitting position.

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